I love FLTR because it’s free and easy to use.
How to use FLTR:
1. Find some hangul to read from the internet. Let’s say… something from Naver News (with video and transcript, it’s a great learning material).
2. Copy and paste the script to FLTR editor. Name and save the text.
Almost all the words are highlighted in purple, which means they’re never learnt before. That’s because I have just started using FLTR. Later FLTR will learn about what words I’ve memorized and change the colors.
3. Click the word, and it will take you to an online dictionary of your choice (you need to do some setting first). Decide which level that word belongs to (Level from 1 to 5, or Known, or Ignored), type in definition, romanization (optional), and sample sentence (optional).
This is how the editor will look like after you finish reading:
Lots of red words means lots of Level 1 or Unknown words for me.
As I become more familiar with these words, I will edit them to higher level and the color will change.
Look at all the colors. So pretty♬
4. Now let’s review the vocabulary. Choose “Vocabulary” from drop-down menu on the Text column. And then click Read/Study.
5. Filter the words you’d like to review. Which text, which level, on what order, and how many words.
6. Click “Browser” and the words you want to review will be listed up in a table in your web browser.
Click and unclick the options on the top of the page.
And that’s it. I don’t care so much about the export function to Anki. Maybe there are some other stuff it can do that I’m not aware of. Check it here, if you’re interested.
FLTR can’t test on new words like Anki or Quizlet but now I love that I can just keep reading new materials and review words only when I want to. With Anki, sometimes (most of the time?) I feel anxious because just seeing the icon on my desktop always remind me of hundreds of cards I neglect to review. And with Quizlet, I often feel not motivated enough to test myself, and then just ignore the old sets.
FLTR doesn’t support audio. But I don’t think it’s necessary if I learn with online videos on Naver and I can always use audio players on my PC anyway.
Some Notes on Configuration:
1. Change the URL of your dictionaries first…
I use Google Translate (Korean-Japanese) for Dictionary 1, Naver Korean-Japanese for no. 2, and Naver English for no.3.
2. And then change the value of “Open Automatically URL1” from 1 to 0 to stop it open your browser automatically. It’s pretty annoying. Or you can keep it that way, if you like.
3. Also change the size of windows and font size from General Settings to your preference. I like them big.
OK, that’s all! Tell me how it works for you.
And check all the online learning tools that I use on my Resources page.